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Date Description Type
12th of July 0927 EVENT England is unified by Athelstan of England after a long process of annexation.
12th of July 1191 EVENT Third Crusade: Saladin's garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
12th of July 1543 EVENT King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
12th of July 1562 EVENT Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burns the sacred books of the Maya.
12th of July 1580 EVENT The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
12th of July 1690 EVENT Battle of the Boyne (Gregorian calendar) : The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
12th of July 1691 EVENT Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) : The decisive victory of William III of England's forces in Ireland.
12th of July 1790 EVENT The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.
12th of July 1804 EVENT Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
12th of July 1806 EVENT Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
12th of July 1812 EVENT War of 1812: the United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
12th of July 1862 EVENT The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
12th of July 1917 EVENT The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
12th of July 1918 EVENT The Japanese Imperial Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
12th of July 1920 EVENT The Soviet : Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognises independent Lithuania.
12th of July 1943 EVENT World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka : German and Soviet forces engage in the largest tank engagement of all time.
12th of July 1960 EVENT Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
12th of July 1961 EVENT Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death tally exceeds 2,000.
12th of July 1962 EVENT The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
12th of July 1967 EVENT The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
12th of July 1970 EVENT A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt and irretrievably destroys about 90 percent of his output.
12th of July 1973 EVENT A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
12th of July 1975 EVENT Sao Tome and Principe declare independence from Portugal.
12th of July 1979 EVENT The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
12th of July 1979 EVENT Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL
12th of July 2006 EVENT The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.
12th of July 1394 BIRTHDAY Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
12th of July 1468 BIRTHDAY Juan del Encina, Spanish Composer, poet and playwright
12th of July 1596 BIRTHDAY Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
12th of July 1675 BIRTHDAY Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian composer and violinist (d. 1742)
12th of July 1730 BIRTHDAY Josiah Wedgwood, English potter (d. 1795)
12th of July 1803 BIRTHDAY Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
12th of July 1807 BIRTHDAY Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (d. 1893)
12th of July 1813 BIRTHDAY Claude Bernard, French physiologist
12th of July 1817 BIRTHDAY Henry David Thoreau, American writer and philosopher (d. 1862)
12th of July 1824 BIRTHDAY Eugene Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
12th of July 1828 BIRTHDAY Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
12th of July 1839 BIRTHDAY Frederick Halsey, English Conservative Party politician
12th of July 1849 BIRTHDAY Sir William Osler, Canadian physician and author (d. 1919)
12th of July 1850 BIRTHDAY Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912)
12th of July 1852 BIRTHDAY Hipolito Yrigoyen, Argentinian politician, 19th and 21st President of Argentina (d. 1933)
12th of July 1854 BIRTHDAY George Eastman, American inventor (d. 1932)
12th of July 1861 BIRTHDAY Anton Arensky, Russian composer, pianist and professor of music (d. 1906)
12th of July 1863 BIRTHDAY Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)
12th of July 1863 BIRTHDAY Paul Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
12th of July 1864 BIRTHDAY George Washington Carver, American botanist (d. 1943)
12th of July 1868 BIRTHDAY Stefan George, German poet (d. 1933)
12th of July 1870 BIRTHDAY Louis II, Prince of Monaco (d. 1949)
12th of July 1872 BIRTHDAY Emil Hacha, Czech politician (d. 1945)
12th of July 1876 BIRTHDAY Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
12th of July 1878 BIRTHDAY Peeter Pold, Estonian pedagogic scientist and politician (d. 1930)
12th of July 1880 BIRTHDAY Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
12th of July 1884 BIRTHDAY Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)
12th of July 1886 BIRTHDAY Jean Hersholt, Danish film director and actor (d. 1956)
12th of July 1892 BIRTHDAY Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
12th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Buckminster Fuller, American architect (d. 1983)
12th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (d. 1962)
12th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (d. 1960)
12th of July 1902 BIRTHDAY Gunther Anders, German philosopher (d. 1992)
12th of July 1904 BIRTHDAY Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
12th of July 1906 BIRTHDAY Pietro Tordi, Italian actor (d. 1990)
12th of July 1908 BIRTHDAY Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)
12th of July 1908 BIRTHDAY Paul Runyan, American professional golfer
12th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
12th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Herbert Zim, The founder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides
12th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Joe DeRita, American comedian
12th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Fritz Leonhardt, German civil engineer (d. 1999)
12th of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
12th of July 1914 BIRTHDAY Mohammad Moin, Iranian writer (d. 1971)
12th of July 1917 BIRTHDAY Andrew Wyeth, American artist (d. 2009)
12th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY George Weissman,American businessman and a former president of Philip Morris (now Altria).
12th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and writer (d. 2004)
12th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Keith Andes, American actor
12th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
12th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
12th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Mark Hatfield, American politician
12th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Roger Smith, American automotive executive (d. 2007)
12th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official (d. 2010)
12th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
12th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director and writer
12th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Alberto Lionello,Italian film actor. Was an actor, voice actor and television presenter Italian
12th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Otis Davis, American middle distance runner
12th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Monte Hellman, American Film Director producer, and film editor.
12th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Donald E. Westlake, American novelist (d. 2008)
12th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Van Cliburn, American pianist
12th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor
12th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer
12th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Robert McFarlane, Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, from 1983 through 1985.
12th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Mickey Edwards, Republican congressman
12th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Lionel Jospin, French politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
12th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Ron Fairly, American baseball player
12th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
12th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Phillip Adams, Australian broadcaster and journalist
12th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Benny Parsons, American NASCAR driver (d. 2007)
12th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Joseph Whipp, American actor
12th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Billy Smith, Australian rugby league player
12th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Paul Silas, American basketball player and head coach
12th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Walter Murch, American film editor
12th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Christine McVie, British singer, musician, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
12th of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Denise Nicholas, American actress and activist
12th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor
12th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Robert Fisk, an English writer and journalist
12th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby union player
12th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Loren Coleman, American cryptozoologist and author
12th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
12th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Ben Burtt, American sound designer
12th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer
12th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Walter Egan, American singer
12th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Jay Thomas, American actor
12th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner
12th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Eric Carr, American drummer (Kiss) (d. 1991)
12th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Gilles Meloche, Canadian ice hockey player
12th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Phoebe Snow, American singer and songwriter
12th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Brian Grazer, American film producer
12th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Cheryl Ladd, American actress
12th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Piotr Pustelnik, Polish mountaineer
12th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
12th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Jamey Sheridan, American actor
12th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Philip Taylor Kramer, American bassist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 1995)
12th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Voja Antonic, Serbian inventor and writer
12th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Liz Mitchell, Jamaican singer (Boney M.)
12th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY John Ausonius, Swedish criminal (The Laser Man)
12th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
12th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Bambi Woods, American porn actress
12th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Sandi Patty, American singer
12th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
12th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Mel Harris, is an American actress.
12th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Richard Douglas Husband, American astronaut (d. 2003)
12th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Taso N. Stavrakis, American actor and stuntman
12th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY J. D. Hayworth, Congressman from Arizona
12th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
12th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Charlie Murphy, American actor and writer
12th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY David Brown, Australian weatherman
12th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
12th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Heikko Glode, German footballer
12th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Dan Murphy, American guitarist (Soul Asylum)
12th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Julio Cesar Chavez, Mexican boxer
12th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Dean Wilkins, English football manager
12th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
12th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Tim Gane, English guitarist (Stereolab, McCarthy)
12th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Sanjay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer
12th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Jeff Bucknum, American auto racer
12th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Misato Watanabe, Japanese popular music
12th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Ana Torrent, Spanish film actress
12th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Richard Herring, English comedian
12th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Bruny Surin, Canadian sprinter
12th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY John Petrucci, American guitarist (Dream Theater)
12th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
12th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Lisa Nicole Carson, American actress
12th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Alan Mullally, England cricketer
12th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
12th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Juba Kalamka, American hip hop artist
12th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Lee Byung-hun, South Korean actor
12th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
12th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Loni Love, American comedian
12th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Travis Best, American basketball player
12th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Brett Reed, American drummer (Rancid)
12th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Patrick Hill, American sculptor
12th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Jake Wood, English actor
12th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Magoo, American rapper
12th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
12th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
12th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
12th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
12th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
12th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Dan Boyle, Canadian ice hockey player
12th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Tracie Spencer, American singer and songwriter
12th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Anna Friel, British actress
12th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Neil Harris, English footballer
12th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Steve Howey, American actor
12th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
12th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
12th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Topher Grace, American actor
12th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
12th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
12th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
12th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Tom Price, British Actor
12th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Adrienne Camp, South African singer and songwriter
12th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Tara Kirk, American swimmer
12th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
12th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyball player
12th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Gareth Gates, British singer
12th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Lewis, American football player
12th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
12th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
12th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
12th of July 1986 BIRTHDAY JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
12th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
12th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Inbee Park, South Korean golfer
12th of July 1989 BIRTHDAY Phoebe Tonkin, Australian actress and model
12th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Bebe, Portuguese footballer
12th of July 1996 BIRTHDAY Jordan Romero, American mountaineer
12th of July 0783 DEATH Bertrada of Laon, Frankish wife of Pepin the Short (Born 720)
12th of July 1441 DEATH Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (Born 1394)
12th of July 1536 DEATH Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch writer and philosopher (Born 1466)
12th of July 1584 DEATH Steven Borough, English explorer (Born 1525)
12th of July 1664 DEATH Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (Born 1610)
12th of July 1682 DEATH Jean Picard, French astronomer (Born 1620)
12th of July 1693 DEATH John Ashby, English admiral (Born c. 1640)
12th of July 1712 DEATH Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver Cromwell (Born 1626)
12th of July 1742 DEATH Evaristo Abaco, Italian composer (Born 1675)
12th of July 1749 DEATH Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France (Born c. 1671)
12th of July 1773 DEATH Johann Joachim Quantz, German flutist and composer (Born 1697)
12th of July 1804 DEATH Alexander Hamilton, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (Born 1755)
12th of July 1845 DEATH Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (Born 1808)
12th of July 1849 DEATH Dolley Madison, 4th First Lady Of The United States (Born 1768)
12th of July 1870 DEATH John A. Dahlgren, American Navy admiral (Born 1809)
12th of July 1892 DEATH Alexander Cartwright, American fireman and inventor of baseball (Born 1820)
12th of July 1910 DEATH Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (Born 1887)
12th of July 1918 DEATH Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (Born 1864)
12th of July 1926 DEATH Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (Born 1868)
12th of July 1931 DEATH Nathan Soderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1866)
12th of July 1934 DEATH Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-born American inventor and industrialist (Born 1877)
12th of July 1935 DEATH Alfred Dreyfus, French military officer (Born 1859)
12th of July 1944 DEATH Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general, son of Theodore Roosevelt (Born 1887)
12th of July 1945 DEATH Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (Born 1895)
12th of July 1945 DEATH Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (Born 1871)
12th of July 1947 DEATH Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (Born 1902)
12th of July 1949 DEATH Douglas Hyde, Irish politician (Born 1860)
12th of July 1950 DEATH Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (Born 1865)
12th of July 1961 DEATH Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (Born 1879)
12th of July 1962 DEATH Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (Born 1907)
12th of July 1965 DEATH Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (Born 1898)
12th of July 1966 DEATH D. T. Suzuki, Japanese author, translator and teacher/lecturer (Born October 18, 1870)
12th of July 1969 DEATH Henry George Lamond, Australian novelist (Born 1885)
12th of July 1971 DEATH Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (Born 1914)
12th of July 1973 DEATH Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (Born 1906)
12th of July 1979 DEATH Minnie Riperton, American soul singer (Born 1947)
12th of July 1982 DEATH Kenneth More, English actor (Born 1914)
12th of July 1983 DEATH Chris Wood, British saxophonist (Traffic) (Born 1944)
12th of July 1990 DEATH Joao Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (Born 1917)
12th of July 1993 DEATH Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (Born 1970)
12th of July 1996 DEATH Jonathan Melvoin, American keyboardist (The Smashing Pumpkins) (Born 1961)
12th of July 1996 DEATH John Chancellor, American television journalist (Born 1927)
12th of July 1998 DEATH Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (Born 1907)
12th of July 1998 DEATH Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (Born 1941)
12th of July 1999 DEATH Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (Born 1929)
12th of July 1999 DEATH Bill Owen, British actor (Born 1914)
12th of July 2000 DEATH Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross (Born 1908)
12th of July 2001 DEATH Fred Marcellino, American illustrator (Born 1939)
12th of July 2003 DEATH Benny Carter, American musician (Born 1907)
12th of July 2004 DEATH Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (Born 1918)
12th of July 2005 DEATH John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, British noble and aviation executive (Born 1917)
12th of July 2006 DEATH Adamantios Lemos, Greek actor (Born 1916)
12th of July 2007 DEATH Mr. Butch, American homeless person (Born 1951)
12th of July 2007 DEATH Robert Buras, Norwegian guitar player (Born 1975)
12th of July 2007 DEATH Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (Born 1947)
12th of July 2008 DEATH Tony Snow, American press secretary for George W. Bush (Born 1955)
12th of July 2008 DEATH Bobby Murcer, American baseball player (Born 1946)
12th of July 2010 DEATH Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (Born 1932)
12th of July 2010 DEATH Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (Born 1939)